Photo of the Day: The Last Stand

(Lander, Wyo.) – The last remaining piece of the Lander Community Center was toppled yesterday. Destroyed by fire in July, the Community Center, circa 1920,  was demolished by contractor Tim Bales, who left the fireplace standing until Wednesday afternoon. Ramo Anesi built the iconic fire place; Ramo was also the builder of the red stone Lander wall that surrounded the old high school and is still in place on West Main Street at the site of the Lander Business Park. Anesi’s grandson is Doug Anesi, president of the First Interstate Bank in Lander. (Photo by Michelle Motherway)

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“The Curious Incident…” from the National Theatre, London, set Saturday at Lander Library

(Lander, Wyo.) – The Fremont Count Library in Lander will again present a winter series of HDTV broadcast performances from the National Theater of London, beginning with the stage adaptation of Mark Haddon’s very popular novel “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time.” The performance is scheduled this Saturday, Sept. 8 at 1:00 p.m. in the Library conference room.


Optional one cent tax issue is subject of LEADER Corps Sept. 12th meeting

(Lander, Wyo.) – The first meeting of LEADER Corp. for the fall season in Lander will feature a program on the proposed one cent sales tax issue that will be on the November General Election Ballot. The meeting is scheduled for 7:00 a.m. in the backroom of the Oxbow Restaurant on Wednesday, September 12th.
Lander City Community Resource Coordinator Gary Michaud will present the program highlighting facts and figures of the optional sales tax and what some of the Lander city projects would be if the increase is approved.
According to Co-chair David Kellogg, several members of the Fremont County Commission and others will be on hand to relate how the sales tax will impact projects at the county level.
The public is invited and encouraged to attend, said Co-chair Bill Sniffin. 
LEADER Corporation is a Lander-based Economic Development organization that holds monthly meetings to inform the public on events and projects that affect the economies of Lander, Riverton and Fremont County. LEADER also provides assistance for new businesses that will bring development and jobs to the area.

Lander Marine wounded in Afghanistan; Drive to generate get well cards, care packages being organized

(Lander, Wyo.) – Word has been received in the community that a Lander Marine serving in the Middle East has been wounded and has been or will be soon be flown to a U.S. Military hospital in Germany for follow-up treatment. Ben Hockett, the son of David and Kathy Hockett of Lander, apparently was hit in the arm and/or shoulder by ground fire while his Osprey was on a mission in Afghanistan, according to several reports. Hockett is a crew chief on an Osprey, which was picking up an Australian Special Forces unit. As the Osprey was leaving the scene, ground fire hit Hockett, who was manning a midship gun, according to reports.